Chemistry for Kids: Hands-on Activities for Learning About the Chemical and Physical changes

Young chemists love to make things happen and what better way than through physical changes and chemical reactions! Let’s get started! What is a Physical Change A physical change is any change to a substance that does not alter its chemical composition. An example of a physical change is a state change – when matterContinue reading “Chemistry for Kids: Hands-on Activities for Learning About the Chemical and Physical changes”

Chemistry for Kids: Hands-on Activities for Learning About the pH Scale

In chemistry, we often talk about the pH of various substances, but what exactly does that mean? Let’s find out! What is the pH Scale? pH stands for potential for hydrogen. Look at hydrogen on the periodic table. How many protons does it have? How many electrons? Look at a diagram of hydrogen. What doContinue reading “Chemistry for Kids: Hands-on Activities for Learning About the pH Scale”

Chemistry for Kids: Hands-on Activities for Learning About Compounds, Polymers, and Crystals

Today we are going to learn about compounds! When different atoms join together they form a compound. Compounds can range from a simple molecule to more complex structures, such as polymers and crystals. Let’s investigate what some simple compounds look like. Molecule Match In this activity, we will build molecules and match them to theirContinue reading “Chemistry for Kids: Hands-on Activities for Learning About Compounds, Polymers, and Crystals”

Chemistry for Kids: Hands on Activities for Learning About Atoms and Molecules

As a homeschooling mom, I think hands on activities make learning science so much more interesting and fun. I also think they help children to understand science in a more concrete way. Things like atoms and molecules are pretty hard for a young child to comprehend without something tangible to relate to. In this post,Continue reading “Chemistry for Kids: Hands on Activities for Learning About Atoms and Molecules”